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Aired October 2, 2017 - 06:00 ET
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[05:59:10] ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN ANCHOR: We do want to welcome our viewers in the United States and around the world. This is NEW DAY. It's Monday, October 2, 6 a.m. here in New York. John Berman joins me in studio. Chris is in Puerto Rico for us, but we have breaking news for all of you.
At least 20 people are dead and more than 100 injured after a gunman opens fire at an outdoor country music venue on the Las Vegas Strip. Concertgoers captured the terror as hundreds of gunshots rang out from what sounds like an automatic weapon.
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CAMEROTA: Las Vegas Police are confirming that the suspect is now dead, but they are looking for another person of interest at this hour. They're also searching for two vehicles.
JOHN BERMAN, CNN ANCHOR: The chaos unfolding at the Route 91 Harvest Festival near the Mandalay Bay resort while country music singer Jason Aldean was performing. The shooting, which you can hear, went on and on and on. Sent thousands of spectators sent running for their lives.
CNN's Jean Casarez live in Las Vegas with the breaking details. Jean, what are you learning?
JEAN CASAREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, I want to let you know exactly where we are. We are right here at the Las Vegas Strip and behind me, you can see, is the Mandalay Bay. We're about a mile away from it. The McCarran International Airport runway is to our left, and I would say the first two hours that I was here this morning, we kept seeing ambulances going in and out. And now we see a police vehicle, another ambulance leaving.
But as the ambulances would go into the scene, they would then come out. And I would look inside, and I would see that they were treating victims as they were taking those ambulances out to the trauma centers here in Las Vegas.
And it is confirmed at this point that the shooter is down. They believe he is a local resident. There is a person of interest they are looking for. Her name is Marilou Danley. She is Asian-American, 4'11", 111 pounds. She is being called a person of interest at this point.
The Red Cross is at the Las Vegas Police headquarters right now. They are encouraging family members of victims to come there if they do not know where their loved ones are. They can help them, because Las Vegas does have a number of trauma centers at this point.
And the big issue is how many victims are there? And police are very blunt that they just don't know at this point, that there are at least 100 wounded. There are at least 20 people that are deceased. One Las Vegas police officer is in critical condition, fighting for his life in a hospital. Another officer is in stable condition in that hospital.
But as far as concertgoers, we do know that there were several Las Vegas Police officers off duty in that audience, and they now believe they were deceased.
I want you to listen to a bit from the latest presser of how this all came down and how they discovered where that shooter was. Listen.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We determined there was a shooter on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. Officers responded to that location and engaged the suspect at that location. He is dead currently. He has been identified. He is a local resident. I will not release his name at this time.
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CASAREZ: I have interviewed so many concertgoers that were watching Jason Aldean. They say it was his final song at the end of the concert. They realized the shots were coming. One person told me they looked up, and they saw that they were coming from that upper floor of the Mandalay Bay, and that is when chaos broke loose.
CASAREZ (voice-over): Terrifying moments in Las Vegas after a gunman opens fire at a country music concert.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was chaos and mayhem. People were running out of everywhere.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Everyone said hit the floor. So everyone was just, like, literally laying on top of each other.
There were people hiding underneath my car for cover.
CASAREZ: It happened on the final night of the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival outside the Mandalay Bay resort. The chaos unfolded as country singer Jason Aldean was performing. Police say the barrage of bullets were fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay...
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The gunshots lasted 10, 15 minutes. Like it didn't stop.
CASAREZ: ... knocking frantic concertgoers to their knees. People running for their lives.
JOE PITZEL, WITNESS: People were climbing the fences, pushing their way through. The barricades were coming down. People were screaming, crying. Everybody was just trying to get out.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We had a man come running up to us, blood down his shirt, saying his friends were dead, his friends are dead, and please come help.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I have three critical patients in my vehicle. I'll be taking them to Sunrise (ph). Is there any available vehicle to assist me with keeping the traffic out of my way?
CASAREZ: One witness capturing the horror from above, swarms of people scattering for their lives.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (UNINTELLIGIBLE) We can't go yet. We can't go yet.
[06:05:12] CASAREZ: And we have been standing out here for about three hours now, and we have seen ambulances going in and taking victims out. For the very first time just minutes ago, we are now seeing ambulances actually leave the scene. They don't have their lights on. They don't appear to have victims in them. But they are leaving the scene. What that means, we can -- we can ponder, that there are no more victims. They are being treated now at trauma centers, because ambulances are finally quietly leaving where we are -- Alisyn and John.
CAMEROTA: Jean, this cell-phone video of people who were there is just as horrific as any that we've ever seen. I know you've been there for hours on the scene. What time did this happen last night?
CASAREZ: 10:08 is when it first started; 10:08 is when those shots started coming.
And, you know, police are -- are really asking and appealing to anyone at that concert or anywhere around the Mandalay Bay, if they have cell phone video, they want to see it. They are asking that they take it to the Las Vegas Police headquarters. It's just a call out.
And there is a person of interest. Marilou Danley is a person of interest that they are looking for. They believe she is a roommate to the suspect. The suspect is down. They are not naming him. They will only say at this point he is a local resident here in Las Vegas. BERMAN: Jean, you got to the scene not long after it happened.
What's the status on the strip right now? Is it open? Are there pedestrians out there?
CASAREZ: Here's what they did. They brought buses, huge buses to this location, and they were bringing people from the strip to go on the bus, taking them to the Darren Mack Center, which is a very large facility with the University of Nevada here in Las Vegas. And so they are housing people there. They do say that they don't believe there is any more shooters involved. They believe this was a a lone person that was doing this.
The strip seems to be very quiet at this point, but when this was happening at 10:08, I mean, the strip was active. There were thousands of people that were watching Jason Aldean, a country superstar. And it was the Sunday night. But at the Las Vegas Strip, you know it is packed with people day and night at all times.
And it took the three hours that we have been standing here for them to look through every nook and cranny. And this is still a very active investigation going on right now. But there are so many places that they had to look for victims to see who may need to be transported to a hospital.
And once again, there is not a firm number of how many people have died, how many people are injured. The last we heard, which was probably an hour ago, at least 20 people are deceased. At least 100 people are injured. And we do believe that number will grow.
CAMEROTA: Jean, we'll check back with you throughout the program.
Let's get more information now on this massacre. We want to bring in our CNN guests. We have law enforcement analysts and retired FBI supervisor and special agent James Gagliano; and former NYPD detective sergeant Joe Giacalone. Great to have both of you here.
Jim, so when you watch this horrible cell phone video, what do you see as a law enforcement analyst?
JAMES GAGLIANO, RETIRED FBI SUPERVISOR: Chilling and harrowing, Alisyn. So the volume of gunfire and the rapidity of the shots. This was a committed shooter. And I think it was also someone that's followed this new paradigm that we're on in these mass shootings. Instead of being there in the moment of contact of military terms, where the shooter goes to attack people, he had a position 325 feet above the ground where he was shooting down into a -- basically, a biomass of 30,000 people. And the amount of carnage that he was able to wreak, I feel that the body count is going to rise.
BERMAN: Thirty-second floor. It sounds like automatic weapons. We believe the Mandalay Bay, the hotel there, the windows don't open. He would have had to have smashed through the window.
GAGLIANO: Certainly. I mean, you could take a chair and probably do that. Or just shoot it out. And that could be the first round of fire that he did. You know, what the planning went into this. You know, when he checked into the hotel, did he, you know, specifically request that room, you know, facing the area? I mean, we've all tried to do that in hotels. I'm telling you, this guy has, you know, an agenda to do. We don't check luggage, right? We're not doing magnetometers in luggage. I mean, this makes every place extremely vulnerable.
BERMAN: They might have done that for the concert but not the hotel. You can check into a hotel without being checked in.
GAGLIANO: Absolutely. I mean, think about us in Times Square coming up. Anybody.
CAMEROTA: But I mean, what I'm struck by, you hear what sounds like automatic fire, because it's happening in rapid succession. And then eventually after the carnage, it stops. And that suggests, well you tell me. They made it up to the 32nd floor. Law enforcement finally made it up to the 32nd floor and found him and took him down.
GAGLIANO: I'm trying to count the shots. And like I said before, the volume, it's stupefying. The volume.
It had to be -- it initially sounded to me like it was a belt-fed crude (ph) sort of weapon like a machine gun. But it had to be a drum type magazine, or maybe he had a number of different weapons that he shot and then dropped and picked up the next one and shot.
Then you had that 45-second pause. Maybe he was trying to change magazines. Again, law enforcement in a hostage rescue sense, and I spent four years with the FBI's hostage rescue team. You have to have these four things to make a successful entry. Speed, surprise, violence of action, and fail-safe roof. Now, they didn't have surprise. Because the shooter knew that they were going to come to him.
But that breach, I'm guessing they had to apply some type of explosive breach and to get in and get on him as quickly as they did. This is a remarkable job by law enforcement.
BERMAN: And the thing that's so tragic here is these concertgoers were penned in, I mean literally penned in at a concert there with no way to get out.
GAGLIANO: Right. And we do this all the time. We put everybody in there. And talk about a kill zone that you create. But no one thought about this until now. And going forward, every law enforcement agency has to think about this, because we pen people in. Right at Times Square, you can't go anywhere. You can't move.
And to think about it, we were saying, we teach people to run, hide. You're out in the middle of a field. There's no place to run; there's no place to hide. And then you could be stampeded on top of this. It's -- you can't win.
CAMEROTA: Horrifying. So there's this person of interest, Marilou Danley. She's described as 4'11" inches tall, Asian-American. She's either his roommate or his companion. All right. I believe we have a picture that we could put up for people. So if he was a local and she was his roommate, he won't be hard to find.
GAGLIANO: Well, also, you look. The shooting started at 10:08 Las Vegas time. And so what you had to do is you have to look at this and say we have to set up a perimeter. We have a vehicle. We have two vehicles and a person of interest. We have to set up a perimeter far enough out to make sure that she didn't slip through that. Again, she's not a suspect yet. She's a person of interest.
CAMEROTA: That means -- which means, you tell me, that they just want information out of her. They don't necessarily think that she was involved in any way. They just need more info.
GAGLIANO: Absolutely. She's either an accomplice or just a treasure trove of human intelligence if she spent time with the shooter.
BERMAN: Joe, what do believe know already and investigators know already? Investigators already. They have a dead suspect. They have whatever identification he had on him. He had whatever name he used to check into this hotel. They have this person of interest, and they have these two cars, not to mention fact that they have the guns, and they can start tracing those. They probably already have a lot of information to go on.
GAGLIANO: Certainly. Not only that. Video surveillance. You're dealing with a casino, so there's cameras everywhere. You also have the fact that they know who he is. They probably got the search warrant right now, probably executed it or executing it as we speak, on his location. That's very important.
And then the third part of this: social media. What has he been posting prior to this? That's why they don't release the names right away anymore, because these things can disappear off the Internet real quick. And we want to make sure they go there and capture that electronic evidence to be able to use it and find out what was -- what made this guy take it.
CAMEROTA: You know, after one of these unimaginable things happens, then you almost can't believe that it didn't happen sooner. I mean, then you realize how vulnerable we all are when we go to any sort of outdoor arena, any sort of concert. And it -- you know, it was unthinkable a few hours ago.
And now, what changes as a result of this? How do people make sure this never happens?
GAGLIANO: When I awoke to this, this morning, the first thing that I thought, I studied this historical perspective of mass shootings. This took me back to August 1, 1966 and the University of Texas clock tower shooting, where a former Marine, so he was experienced, he didn't have the benefit of automatic weapons. He took four or five guns up there, I think a hunting rifle, a couple of handguns, was able to kill 14 and wound 31.
Add the automatic weapon component to this, and you have the biomass. Meaning you've got all those people penned in. Well, he was essentially shooting fish in a barrel, as hard as that sounds, and I fear that the casualty count is going to rise.
BERMAN: The suspect is a local. We know that also. The dead suspect is a local. Certainly knew that this concert was going on. Seems to have taken place with a great deal of premeditation, since he had to pick this hotel room and show up with this arsenal.
GAGLIANO: I agree. I mean, this is something he's been planning. You know, everybody is going to be able to, you know, talk to his friends and his family and going to see whatever hints he might have given.
And this is something where now law enforcement has to put all these pieces together. The public is going to want answers: why did this happen? And, you know, the next question is, where did the gun come from? Where did he buy it? Was it legal? I mean, these were all the questions that we need to have, was it stolen? These are the things that the public's going to want to know. And for safety reasons, like you said, Alisyn, anywhere you go today, you're going to -- you're going to think about this. If you think of the train, you know, your car; you're talking a walk. I mean, these are the things now that we have to be concerned about as ordinary citizens.
CAMEROTA: The mass shooting was that it reminded us of immediately was Ariana Grande thing. Just because it was a concert thing. And again, so many people, you know, trapped in a setting. There, were happy, everybody celebrating. Your guard is down. And I think that there were 22 killed at the Ariana Grande thing in the...
GAGLIANO: Great comparison on the shifting paradigm. As we have hardened targets, right, it's impossible to get onto a plane nowadays with a weapon and hurt people. It's impossible to get into a federal building. And in many cases, like the Ariana Grande concert, and maybe, as well as this, it's harder to get past security, that first level of security. So what happens?
Ariana Grande concert, the bomber does what? Does it outside of the venue. And in this instance, gets a hotel room, and to Jill's point, he goes in, checks in and says, "I just want a view of the concert." So he's in a position with an automatic weapon to be able to shoot down at them.
That's the shifting paradigm and the fact that most of these shootings, to matter what the political ideologies are behind them, we will soon find that out. This could just a be disturbed individual. But the difference is they're not looking to negotiate their way out. They're looking to kill as many people as possible, and they mean to suicide or suicide by cop.
BERMAN: What level of training would something like this have required?
GIACALONE: Well, I mean, you don't really need that much training in order to hit that many people. And you have 30,000 people penned in there. So he has to be familiar with his firearm. He has to be familiar with loading it and reloading it. And that's where they're going to be looking into, where there outdoor ranges? Because you go out there, you can shoot these kinds of weapons out in the middle of the desert. So they're going to be looking at some of these gun ranges and see where he's visited. And he's, you know, tried out of where he bought this gun or where he got the gun from.
This is something that, you know, you don't need a lot of training in order to just spray it -- we call it spray and pray. You hope that you hit your targets. I mean, that's unfortunately what we're dealing with. Sounds crude, but that's exactly what he did.
CAMEROTA: Yes, I mean, look, this is -- you know, I think that the point has been made, that you have to look at all of the other big events coming up. New Year's Eve into Times Square. You know, big obviously, sports events, I mean, et cetera, et cetera. These are just, you know, terrifying when you think of the possibilities.
GAGLIANO: You also have to look at police response capabilities. Now, in the Mandalay Hotel, just like in any hotel on the Vegas Strip, there's not an inch of square footage in there that's not covered by video. There will be surveillance, and they'll be able to go back and piece that together.
But the police response to get in in those hotel rooms in places like Vegas where people usually carry a considerable amount of cash are reinforced. So just like a normal hotel room, there's a steel frame. The door is going to be steel. And then it's got a latch.
The police officers are going to get in quickly. My guess is that they probably used explosive breaching techniques. But they did a phenomenal job of getting on this guy and stopping him before, as you pointed out, he was able to kill more people in that biomass down there.
BERMAN: They did, by the way, use an explosive. The sheriff did confirm that they used an explosive at one point. That was the only one used. We should also say the police are going to say again, within the next hour and, of course, we will bring that to you live.
CAMEROTA: Guys, stick around with us, if you would. We're going to need your expertise. We do have an eyewitness now on the phone with us. He was standing on the stage when this madman opened fire with a high-powered weapon.
Sirius XM country radio host Storme Warren, he's going to join us now by phone from Las Vegas via Facetime. Storm is also the brother of Scott Warren, who's part of our family here. He's the executive producer of Michaela Pereira's HLN show.
Storm, can you hear us?
STORMY WARREN, SIRIUS XM COUNTRY RADIO HOST (via phone): I sure can.
CAMEROTA: Tell us everything that you saw and heard.
WARREN: Jason Aldean was performing a great set. It was perfect. It was winding down three days of an amazing festival. Been doing the harvest fest for years, and it's been an amazing showcase for country music in Las Vegas and shows, of the casinos. It's just a different unique experience for country music fans to be right in the heart of Las Vegas.
And as Jason Aldean was performing, I'm standing right onstage right of the stage, looking at Jason, looking at the band. And Jake Owen was sitting -- standing right next to me and a bunch of our friends. And there was a sound like it was, like it was pyro misfiring. Why was it -- why is there pyrotechnics going off now?
And then a few minutes later, a few seconds later -- da-da-da-da-da. And when it didn't stop, we realized what was happening. And found, not only was it the sound, but it was the shells that were actually coming down, the bullets coming down on the deck of the stage. And we could actually see them bouncing off the deck of the stage.
And you could see the crowd start to realize what was going on. And Jason and his crowd -- his crew was ushered off the stage very professionally. And the crowd was in chaos, as expected. And we all were. And so he dove under the stage. And I was standing next to Jake Owen's tour manager behind a concrete barrier as the bullets continued to bounce off the stage deck above us and all around us. And we started to see people with blood on their shirts and people running and screaming.
And finally, it seemed like, I don't know, we've been trying to determine how long it actually lasted. It seemed like it lasted at least 20 minutes. It may not have been that long. But in the time, you have no idea. And it just never stopped.
[06:20:06] Another round of bullets, another round of bullets, another round of bullets. And we just tried to help as many people as we could. And when the bullets finally stopped, we tried to help as many people as we could.
And not until I went out into the audience area backstage that I realized exactly the extent of the casualties. I mean, there were -- there were bodies laying in the grass. And some we could help and some we couldn't. I tried to help all the ones we could. And I don't think anybody expected or could even fathom this kind of experience at a country music festival.
CAMEROTA: My gosh, Storme, that's just incredible that you saw all that and experienced all that. What -- just words fail.
BERMAN: Was there any kind of...
WARREN: I was sitting with Chris Young -- country star Chris Young, Tyler Reeve, and -- by the way (ph), he's a country star, too. And a bunch of our friends. And we're just trying to put into words what we just experienced. And we can't. We can't come up with it. We can't -- it's like watching a war movie that you feel like you went through it and you were witnessing something that was fictional. And it didn't really happen, but it did.
We stepped over the bodies. We saw the people. We saw the heart- wrenching sadness from relatives grabbing hold of their loved ones. And -- and you saw the chaos and the disbelief and the complete stress. And -- and disbelief is the word. It's the only word you can come up with. To come across as.
BERMAN: Storme, the victims that you saw, did they look like gunshot victims or did it look a number of people in the chaos of the stampede?
WARREN: No. You know what's really cool? There is a silver lining to this event. It is the humanity of the event. It's everybody helped everyone. Everybody was finding a way to help people. There was no chaos and scramble. There was no chaos in leaving the event.
The only people we saw that were injured were ones who were directly hit by bullets. These were not -- definitely not trampling injuries. These were just -- and people running around going, "I've got another injured one here. Can you get another paramedic?"
And it took a while for paramedics to get there. Maybe -- I'm not blaming any first responders by any means, because I'm the biggest supporter of any first responder. It's just you wanted them there as quick as possible at any point there. We have way too many injuries that we can tweet right now. And there just weren't enough supplies. There weren't enough towels. There weren't enough Band-Aids, bandages, doctors that we could find. But everybody that had any kind of experience was chipping in everything they could to help.
CAMEROTA: Yes, I mean, I don't know if any local police department is ever prepared for casualties on this scale.
CAMEROTA: ... drill emergency simulations and drills they ever do. But Storme, tell us what happened when Jason Aldean, I mean, for people who don't know, he's you know, country music entertainer of the year.
CAMEROTA: A huge star. When he was ushered off the stage and you were -- and you were all hiding, what were you all saying to each other? What were those moments like?
WARREN: It was wondering if we were really experiencing what we knew in our hearts we were experiencing. And that was a real-life terrorist event. These were not just sounds. These were not firecrackers. These were not bottle rockets. They were bullets being hailed down from what I thought was the roof of the Mandalay Bay but now we know is the 32nd floor, which is just four floors above where I was staying with the same view of the festival.
And to think that somebody would just take the time to point the gun out a window and just shoot at a crowd of 30,000 people for whatever motive, I cannot fathom what would drive a person to do that.
And if you wondered what we were thinking? We're like, "No, this is not happening." That's -- that is the word, that is the feeling we all felt.
BERMAN: Storme, we're waiting to hear, we should tell you right now again, an update from the sheriff in Las Vegas to get an update on the investigation and any other information he might have. We'll keep you with us until that happens. You mentioned you thought the shooting was come from the roof of the Mandalay Bay. It turned out it was coming from the 32nd floor.
How far away was that, you estimate, from where you were standing? And it may not be significant, but you go to a lot of concerts. I imagine there was security for the concert, but of course, that doesn't come from the hotel itself.
[06:25:03] WARREN: There are high-rise buildings lining the Las Vegas Strip. And this festival grounds is right on the Las Vegas Strip. So I mean, if you have a high-powered rifle, it's not a long distance. So I mean, you're talking maybe a half a mile from the distance of the Mandalay Bay to the festival grounds or less.
CAMEROTA: I'm reading the -- the statement that Jason Aldean just put out: "Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still don't know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that me and my crew are safe. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night."
And Storme, I mean, look, obviously, this is happening, sadly, too many times. We were just talking about the Ariana Grande concert. Obviously, we all remember what happened at the Bataclan with the Eagles of Death Metal when they were onstage, very similar to, you know, Jason Aldean, being onstage. Before you go onstage, or before those guys do with big events like this, is there ever talk or fear that something horrific could happen?
WARREN: I think in the world we live in, it's always in the back of your mind now, unfortunately. But you cannot accept that to be reality. I mean, you can't -- whether I'm hosting a festival or cheering on my favorite entertainers on the stage, to think that that is going to be the outcome of your day? I mean, that is no one's first thought.
Now, does it come across as, like, well, this is a strange, large group of people. This would be an easy target? Or whatever. Maybe in the back of your mind it is.
But it's not what you go out to these events to expect. You don't go out thinking the worst. You go out thinking the best. I'm going to have a great time. I'm going to get entertained by my favorite stars. And we're going to have camaraderie with our friends, drink a few beers and, you know, raise a glass to a great day.
No, you don't think this is going to happen. For a few days now, we're going to think this is possible, because we just saw it. I hope it doesn't define what we do as Americans, as a global, you know, human race. I truly hope this doesn't define where we go from here.
WARREN: I hope it becomes a -- just a sense of hope that we all come together. And maybe we just put an end to this somehow. But this is ridiculous.
BERMAN: Look, we choose how we define ourselves.
BERMAN: The shooter doesn't get to choose how we define ourselves. I agree 100 percent on that. And we should say Las Vegas has been preparing, you know, for some kind of event or attack for some years. They were concerned about New Year's Eve activities. There had been some vehicle incidents deemed not to be terrorism, for whatever that is worth.
But Las Vegas has run through all kinds of scenarios as a popular tourist attraction with these hotels which have different types of security to be sure.
You know, Storme, you were on the stage. Just again, explain to us what you saw with your own eyes from that vantage point.
WARREN: It was the sound. You say you want me to describe with my own eyes. I'm going to actually describe with my own ears. And because that is what I have, just emblazoned in my brain right now. And it's just this rat-a-tat sound over and over. Rat-a-tat, rat-a- tat. And to not know exactly where it was coming from, where it was going. And then you hoped that it was something else than a gun.
And then to see the effects. That's where the images of my eyes come in. And that's where you see the bodies on the ground, and you see the screaming people. And you see Jason Aldean and his crew rushing off the stage, diving for shelter.
And all of us wondering when is it going to be OK to get out of shelter? Has the gun shots -- has the firing stopped? It's more than just what I saw with my own eyes. It's what I heard, what I felt, what we all experienced. And anybody who was in that festival grounds or even anybody watching TV right now and seeing what happened, the effects are massive.
It's truly a horrific event. And I don't know how I'm ever going to try to put it into the proper words. I'm trying to do the best I can with you guys. Thank you for taking the time. But I don't know how I'm ever going to...
CAMEROTA: Yes. Storme, stuck with us if you would. You're giving us such a valuable eyewitness and ear-witness perspective.
But just for people who are just waking up and joining us, there's been a horrible incident on the strip in Las Vegas. At least 20 people are dead, more than 100 people injured after a gunman opened fire with what sounds like an automatic rifle from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, which looked out on this amazing outdoor festival, this concert is.